Period
to 28 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 157 208
Rank change year-on-year -23 +51 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 119 196 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.32% 1.88% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.60% 3.71% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 106 179 129
City of London median annual salary £68,750 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,250 £82,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09% -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,582 5,281 6,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.84% 50.69% 59.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,908 4,694 5,691
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £96,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.73%) Java
3 29 (24.37%) C#
4 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.49%) .NET
4 22 (18.49%) Microservices
5 21 (17.65%) Python
5 21 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (17.65%) AWS
6 20 (16.81%) Software Engineering
7 19 (15.97%) TDD
7 19 (15.97%) Online Games
8 18 (15.13%) HTML
9 17 (14.29%) Linux
9 17 (14.29%) CSS
9 17 (14.29%) Degree
9 17 (14.29%) Azure
9 17 (14.29%) RESTful
10 16 (13.45%) Test Automation
10 16 (13.45%) SQL
10 16 (13.45%) DevOps
11 15 (12.61%) Scrum
11 15 (12.61%) QA
11 15 (12.61%) Spring
12 14 (11.76%) Web Services
12 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 14 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (10.92%) Docker
13 13 (10.92%) React
13 13 (10.92%) Fintech

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.04%) CMS
1 6 (5.04%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (5.04%) Umbraco
2 5 (4.20%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.36%) Apache
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.84%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.65%) AWS
2 17 (14.29%) Azure
3 9 (7.56%) GCP
4 5 (4.20%) npm
4 5 (4.20%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.36%) SaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Office 365
6 2 (1.68%) Trello
7 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.84%) Firebase
7 1 (0.84%) IaaS
7 1 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) Internet
1 2 (1.68%) Network Security
1 2 (1.68%) SSH
2 1 (0.84%) Broadband
2 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.20%) Power BI
4 4 (3.36%) Big Data
4 4 (3.36%) OLAP
5 3 (2.52%) Looker
6 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Ignite
7 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) JanusGraph
7 1 (0.84%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.84%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.84%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) JIRA
2 6 (5.04%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.04%) GitLab
3 5 (4.20%) webpack
4 4 (3.36%) Postman
4 4 (3.36%) Selenium
5 3 (2.52%) JUnit
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.84%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.84%) CMake
7 1 (0.84%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.56%) Finance
1 9 (7.56%) Law
1 9 (7.56%) Marketing
2 8 (6.72%) Banking
2 8 (6.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Back Office
4 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Developer
2 19 (15.97%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 13 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.92%) Software Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Games Developer
7 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Java Games Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Applications Manager
9 6 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Digital Business Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) .NET
2 18 (15.13%) HTML
3 17 (14.29%) CSS
3 17 (14.29%) RESTful
4 15 (12.61%) Spring
5 14 (11.76%) Web Services
6 13 (10.92%) React
7 9 (7.56%) HTML5
8 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.72%) Node.js
9 7 (5.88%) Hibernate
9 7 (5.88%) Sass
10 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.04%) EJB
10 6 (5.04%) JMS
10 6 (5.04%) JPA
10 6 (5.04%) JSP
10 6 (5.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (4.20%) GraphQL
11 5 (4.20%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Online Games
2 14 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (8.40%) User Experience
4 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (5.04%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.52%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.68%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.68%) Social Media
9 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.84%) Equities
9 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.84%) iPad
9 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Windows
3 9 (7.56%) Android
3 9 (7.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.84%) tvOS
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.49%) Microservices
3 21 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (16.81%) Software Engineering
5 19 (15.97%) TDD
6 16 (13.45%) DevOps
6 16 (13.45%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.61%) Scrum
8 13 (10.92%) Fintech
9 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
9 12 (10.08%) OO
9 12 (10.08%) Technical Leadership
10 11 (9.24%) Coaching
10 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.40%) B2C
12 9 (7.56%) OOP
12 9 (7.56%) Project Management
13 8 (6.72%) Open Source
13 8 (6.72%) Prototyping
13 8 (6.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) Java
2 29 (24.37%) C#
3 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.65%) Python
5 16 (13.45%) SQL
6 8 (6.72%) C++
7 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.20%) ES6
10 3 (2.52%) R
10 3 (2.52%) Ruby
11 2 (1.68%) Java 8
12 1 (0.84%) C
12 1 (0.84%) Go
12 1 (0.84%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Degree
2 9 (7.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.84%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.84%) MCP
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.61%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Docker
2 7 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) Terraform
3 1 (0.84%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) Atlassian
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) Sitecore
3 6 (5.04%) Tableau
4 4 (3.36%) Google
4 4 (3.36%) Incapsula
5 3 (2.52%) Facebook
5 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe
6 1 (0.84%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco
6 1 (0.84%) Citrix
6 1 (0.84%) EMC
6 1 (0.84%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.84%) Netezza
6 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.84%) Sony
6 1 (0.84%) Sybase
6 1 (0.84%) Vertica